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Anything goes Friday: a few random thoughts

I have no idea what to make this blog entry about, so I figured I would just toss a few things out there.

Yesterday, someone I follow on Twitter posted this quote, by Gertrude Stein: “Literature- creative literature- unconcerned with sex, is inconceivable.” Reading that quote felt like a punch in the gut, and even though the person who posted this offers some really good writing advice and exercises, I’m debating whether or not to unfollow. I don’t need more people in m life propagating the pervasive and offensive idea that everything in the universe has to be about sex.

I found out today that someone made a meme generator using the Mongol from Crash Course World History. I love it. This is my favorite.

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I was thinking about Mythbuster (because a week later, I’m not done marathoning yet) and I wondered why the President’s challenge had to be Archimedes’ Solar Death Ray. They busted that myth pretty thoroughly, and more then once. The only thing I can figure is that the President’s challenge was mostly about acknowledging that the Mythbusters are popularizing science, and getting a class of school children participating in a myth without hurting themselves or causing any real damage, and there is little danger in letting even a child hold a mirror.

I should play more society games. The last time I’ve played a game was on Christmas day, when my family and I played Ticket to Ride. The time before that was the previous Christmas, when we played the same game. I don’t remember the time before that. I wonder if I should try to get my relatives to make a semi-regular gaming date. I have a sibling who lives out of town and works a lot, so that could make things problematic, but it might be fun to try and get together whenever everyone is in town, to play a game. I think I’l ask around, see if anyone is interested.

Well, that’s it for today.

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Anything goes Friday: Marathoning Mythbusters

… is what I’m doing right now. Because I forgot that I had a blog post to write today, and I didn’t plan a subject. And also because I’ve bought every season that was available on iTunes, and since I’ve already spent that much money, I might as well enjoy the show. And enjoy the show I do. It really is one of my favorites.

That sentence was probably more impressive when I had a television, and when I watched more then Myhtbusters, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. But you know what? Those other two shows have only started this season, and Mythbusters has been on air for over ten years, and I’ve been watching for almost that long, so that says something right there.

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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